Paid Parking Management Strategy

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The City of St. John’s has the responsibility of managing parking for the benefit of residents, visitors, and businesses. An effectively managed system of public parking can contribute to a healthy, vibrant, and economically strong community. The City must take care to properly manage public parking resources. Payment for parking is a key management tool for this public resource.

The City’s Paid Parking Management Strategy is a long term plan that outlines how the City will manage its paid parking resources. This strategy will be rolled out in phases and will see a combination of new parking meters / pay stations and payment via pay-by phone via app or toll-free number. The strategy is available here.

The City of St. John’s has the responsibility of managing parking for the benefit of residents, visitors, and businesses. An effectively managed system of public parking can contribute to a healthy, vibrant, and economically strong community. The City must take care to properly manage public parking resources. Payment for parking is a key management tool for this public resource.

The City’s Paid Parking Management Strategy is a long term plan that outlines how the City will manage its paid parking resources. This strategy will be rolled out in phases and will see a combination of new parking meters / pay stations and payment via pay-by phone via app or toll-free number. The strategy is available here.

  • New pay stations installed

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    The city has installed new pay stations on sections of Water Street and Duckworth Street. The new pay stations have multiple payment options including most credit cards, debit cards, and mobile payment. Due to the high incidence of vandalism the City has experienced on parking meters in the past, the new pay stations do not accept cash.

    A total of 24 pay stations were installed on Water Street between Queen Street and Ayre’s Cove, and on Duckworth Street between Prescott Street and Cochrane Street, servicing approximately 90 parking spaces. A map of areas that require payment for parking is available here.

    The PaybyPhone app option is also available in these areas. Look for signage when parking and consider downloading the PaybyPhone app, as this service will continue to expand in the future.

    Timed Parking Areas will be maintained on streets not yet serviced by the pay stations or PaybyPhone.

    Further details, a map and FAQs are available on the City’s website.

  • New Pay Stations to be Installed in 2020

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    The contract for new pay stations and parking meters has been finalized, with the first lot of pay stations expected to be installed in sections of the downtown during winter 2020. The remaining pay stations will continue to be installed during winter and spring. As new installations are rolled out, existing meters will be relocated to areas that need them until all new pay stations are in place.

    To encourage parking turn over for businesses operating in areas with missing or damaged meters, the City is continuing to install new timed parking area signs. Starting in early December certain metered spaces in the downtown and Churchill Square will be replaced with timed parking signs, ranging from 15 minutes to four hours. Motorists are encouraged to look for signage when parking.

    Please note that PayByPhone will continue to be enforced on Harbour Drive.

    Once installed, pay stations will have multiple payment options including most credit cards, debit cards and smartphones, and will be configured with ‘tap’ card reader. New pay stations and meters will also be equipped with a magnetic strip reader for credit card payment. All meters and stations will be cashless during the first year of operation.

    The Paid Parking Management Strategy is a long-term plan that began in 2018.

  • Parking Management Initiatives

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    Pay Stations, Meters and PaybyPhone

    The Paid Parking Management Strategy outlines a number of recommendations related to pay stations/meters. Click this link to learn about what’s happening to advance these recommendations.
Page published: 21 August 2019, 14:18